doesn't mean they won't take non-officials to OSU of course. and probably means that we're still in the running.
Stanford and Washington taking officials to Michigan, not OSU
At this point do we even take them. I'm serious I don't know. I mean, we need a WR, and Stanford would be perfect, but do we really spend another scholly on yet another DE? Is Washington in the elite class of athlete that we would spend a discretionary scholarship on?
Did you not see the show Washington put on this week against Friendship Academy. He is an elite DE ALL THE WAY! THe kid would come in and make an impact right away at Michigan. He is that good, if Washington wants to come you make a way for him to come.
It's according to their coach and a legit online source. We now have more need at WR which would explain Stanford still having interest and Washington could be a huge cog in the D-line machine Michigan will have in a few years. A visit does not make us their favorites but it seems to make sense that they would take an official.
I agree that they are not likely to commit, but is the fact that they want to take official visits in question? Once they get on campus anything could happen, especially if it's for the ND game.
he's saying that the visit is a waste of time because they'll never come here.
He is not ours anymore. :(
He's right, too. No one has ever changed his mind about a school after taking a visit.
You think the article is bullshit or you think its bullshit that we have any chance?
"Rivals very own Tim" and not "our very own Tim"
Unexpected yet excellent news. It has to mean something (if only a little something).
I know we're probably looking at 27-28 scholarships at this point, but I'd imagine those are ticketed for 1-2 OL, 2 WR, O'Brien, and maybe Yuri Wright.
This is surprising but i still dont think we have a chance with either of them.
After watching the both of them over the weekend I really hope this is true. I was impressed by their play. Hopefully they'll make it for an official.
Is it BS? Doesn't seem like stretch for them to visit...commit maybe but not visit.
This just means that they want a free flight and gameday experience at Michigan (and the other schools, which are all expensive flights/tickets). They can make the 2-hour drive to Columbus anytime they want.
I second your truth.
Today on an ITF extra Tim wrote than neither of these two are high on Michigan from what he could gather from a convo with them. FYI. They are probably both buckeyes. They very well may not take officials to OSU though because they have already been there on un-officials...
Stanford has an actual offer from OSU? There's always been some questions about that and his stock isn't exactly rising...
Good point as I remember hearing the same. I took a look and Rivals is reporting that he does. Sometimes those are not updated for a while though. I would assume he does. 4 star WR with interest...
Where is the ace spotlight?
Maybe they got all the ink work they wanted done in highschool and didn't deem it necessary to go to OSU?
1) Are schools limited in the amount of official visits they can have?
2) Would we deny them official visits because of where we are with them in recruiting (i.e. no longer a position need which Washingtion kind of is or the Maurice Clarett debacle)?
Schools can host as many officials as they need to but some schools obviously limit this practice such as Hawaii where the kid needs to show genuine interest before they will allow an official to happen.
I believe there was a kid last year that Mich had no shot at who wanted to official and we were like thanks but no thanks as you want to have your recruiters/hosts spend as much time with a prospect that actually wants to come to Mich and not waste it.
Snake oil, baby!! Snake oil!!
Regarding your post, your avatar does a fine job increasing its win.
I bet they can't wait to check out the library.
Do they even have a library at ASU?
I figured he was talking about "The Library" in Tempe, a brilliantly named bar that IIRC no longer exists. The (probably ASU student) girls danced on the bar while wearing schoolgirl-ish uniforms. It was swell.
Is there any reason to let let them visit? I am not sure they are worried about the cost, it is in Ohio. also, would people rather they not visit. Maybe there is no chance.
there might be future recruits we're interested in and you don't piss off the school or coaching staff by saying no.
I love how some people are so sure about things on here. People act like they are hanging around these high schoolers all day and know exactly what they are going to do. You sound so ridiculous.
Their trying to get us excited, just to pick nOSU and crush our spirits. Quite possibly a nauseating attempt to season the rivalry. However I won't fall for the banana in the tailpipe.
Thats what she said!
So, the NCAA is going to do whatever they're going to do. And if I was going to bet, I would think they wouldn't do a thing with regards to Tatgate. However . . .
If, despite all the signs pointing otherwise, Ohio had scholarship reductions and a bowl ban for a couple years, would that open things up? What happens if Pryor, or someone in the auto dealership, or someone else, revealed more dirt? Ya never know what could happen.
In this recruiting dance, it usually doesn't hurt to keep doors open and not to burn bridges. Until such time as we have commitments from a couple wide receivers, and more on the OL, and O'Brien, it would make sense to me to show Stanford, Washington, AND Dunn a good time. I'd love to see Michigan pick up all three. It hurts Ohio more, and all three would be excellent pickups.
I don't think, assuming nothing happens to OSU, that Washington or Stanford will end up at Michigan. Shoot, they might commit to Ohio even WITH NCAA sanctions. However, the cost of an official visit can't be THAT much. Making them welcome, and reaching out to them, is realatively low cost and low risk, for a potentially very high reward. I appreciate that we have the cajones to official them, even if the WOTS is they aren't going to don the Maize and Blue.
What just a darn minute. Their coach says they are visiting and we're not supposed to get excited about it? Logically you would think they had a change of heart and perhaps are taking another look at Michigan. Apparently Mattison is known as the "rottweiler" when it comes to recruiting, maybe he gave them a call recently and it's as simple as that.
I am not worried about these two. Washington would be a huge get, but he would just be a bonus to an already great DE class. Stanford is our #3/4 receiver target, he was vastly over-rated and has dropped dramatically in the rankings (not in Espn 150,scout 300, Rivals 100, and a 3 star on 247). I'll take Payton and Darboh over him any day.
If there is no chance that they will come here, why visit? If I was a high school senior, I would be visiting Florida or Oregon. Why take an official some place close to home that you are not going to go to anyway?
Because the night game is going to be awwesome.
If this story is accurate, it would seem to indicate to me that we have a legit shot (maybe a long one) at landing one or both of them. Signing with OSU with no official visit seems kind of unlikely to me. Still, it is possible. But, if we did get Washington to commit, I'm not sure how this would affect O'Brien's status though. Taking both would mean we'd have to not take a guy at another position of big need. Also, the fact they're BOTH taking officials at mostly the same schools indicates that the "package deal" option is still very much a possibility. The drama continues.
USC, ASU and Alabama, sounds like they just want the luxury vacation. Maybe MSU and Michigan's getting visits means they are being considered as OSU alternatives. I'd have to think any OSU recruit right now would have back ups in case OSU does somehow get hammered.
You don't think they treat recruits right at Alabama? I'm sure Saban has the hostesses out in force when recruits are in town. Not as nice as USC and ASU scenery/weatherwise but I'm sure the treatment recruits get is top notch.
The Bama Belles (that is what they call their recruiting hostesses) are enough to classify this as a luxury trip.
Why are 2 Pac-12 schools bringing officials to Michigian in the first pla... Oh wait, nevermind
to observe practice or something when I was scanning the headlines. Too much work, not enough recruiting analysis...
Ahh you beat me to the punch!
This is what I get for not following recruiting....
Stanford seems like he may want to be here, Washington doesn't. If we have them both come up for officials and end up with Stanford to me that's a huge win. Even if we get Darboh (in 5 days) and Jordan Payton, we've got the room for another skill position guy and Stanford looks to be the real deal.